Today is Yom Kippur, a most holy Jewish day, a day of fasting and reflection, the end of the period of repentance, the day the Book of Life is sealed. The Jews have Yom Kippur. Many Christians observe Lent before Easter as a season of sacrifice, soul searching and repentance. We Mormons (members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints) do not observe Lent or Yom Kippur although I like to take note of them. We have Fast Sunday every month when we fast, contribute to the needy, and reflect on our testimonies of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Reflection and repentance ought to be a daily practice, particularly as we approach each Sabbath Day and renew our covenants by taking the Sacrament.
Is it sacrilege that my family once had a lovely Siamese cat named Yom Kippur?